Douze ans après le viol et le meurtre d'une jeune fille à Hafnarfjördur, une capsule témoin est déterrée à Reykjavik. Elle contient entre autres un message anonyme qui liste les initiales de personnes destinées à être tuées. Peu de temps après, deux mains coupées sont retrouvées dans un jacuzzi en centre-ville. Après l'inimitable «ADN», le deuxième volet mettant en scène l'inspecteur Huldar et la psychologue pour enfants Freyja est, si possible, plus addictif encore.
Qui pouvait bien vouloir tuer Elísa Bjarnadóttir, cette jeune mère de famille islandaise sans histoires ? Et pourquoi tant de sauvagerie ? Avec pour seul témoin une fillette de sept ans murée dans le silence et comme seul indice d'étranges suites de nombres écrites par l'assassin, la tâche de la police s'avère délicate. Mais les enquêteurs n'ont pas de temps à perdre : un monstre se promène dans les rues de Reykjavik, et il n'a pas fini de faire parler de lui. Thriller machiavélique et glaçant, «ADN» secoue le polar islandais. Élu meilleur roman policier de l'année au Danemark et en Islande.
Quels sont les sombres secrets du foyer éducatif pour adolescents Krókur ? Que s'est-il réellement passé lorsque deux jeunes garçons y ont trouvé la mort ? Et pourquoi personne ne semble oser en parler ? Óðinn s'apprête à tirer les choses au clair. Mais la vérité ne supporte pas toujours la lumière du jour...
Garðar et Katrín débarquent à Hesteyri, village perdu des fjords, pour retaper un gite. Excités, ils pensent être seuls. En hiver, les incidents se succèdent ? une vieille femme se pend, une école est saccagée ? et l'aventure tourne au cauchemar. Des pas les suivent, des voix exigent qu'ils partent, un enfant rode. La région est-elle maudite ? Harcelés, ils n'ont plus le choix : il faut fuir ou. mourir.
On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it... The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn't seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found, and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible. As detective Huldar hunts the killer, and child psychologist Freyja looks for the boy's parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement, and revenge. Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' Daily Express 'A magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter 'The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir ' Simon Kernick ' Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best .' Heat
The new novel from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning, queen of Icelandic crime. All he wants is for them to say sorry. The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2... Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim - but even so, who could have hated her enough to kill? Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet. A brilliantly suspenseful story about the dark side of social media, The Absolution will make you wonder what you should have said sorry for... Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' Daily Express 'A magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter 'The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir ' Simon Kernick ' Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best .' Heat
Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, Yrsa Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and works as a civil engineer. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with LAST RITUALS, the first instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands 'comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world' according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, MY SOUL TO TAKE, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I REMEMBER YOU was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key, and has been made intoa film starring Johannes Haukur by ZikZak Filmworks. In 2015 THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the Petrona Award for the year's best Scandinavian crime novel, and THE LEGACY , the first novel in the Freyja and Huldar series, was nominated for The Glass Key and won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award. All of her books have been European bestsellers.
Un étudiant allemand en histoire islandaise est retrouvé mort à Reykjavik, atrocement mutilé. Son meurtrier lui a arraché les yeux. Sa famille demande à l'avocate islandaise Thora Gudmundsdottir et à l'ancien inspecteur Matthew Reich d'approfondir l'enquête. Ils découvrent que l'étudiant assassiné était membre d'un mystérieux groupuscule fasciné par l'histoire de la torture et de la sorcellerie.
Trois amis partent sur une île perdue d'Islande rebâtir une vieille ferme. Bruits étranges et fantômes d'enfants viennent peu à peu perturber le cours des choses et l'angoisse prend le dessus alors qu'un meurtre est commis dans la lugubre bâtisse... L'avocate Thora Gudmundsdottir est appelée une nouvelle fois pour exercer son art, et c'est le principal suspect du crime qu'elle doit cette fois-ci défendre.
'Yrsa is a magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat? Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of murders. All of the victims match the initials from the note. Huldar and Freyja must race to identify the writer and the murderer, before the rest of the targets are killed... 'The queen of Icelandic thriller writers' Guardian 'One of the best books I've read for a long time: dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end.' Stuart MacBride 'Will give you thrills and chills in equal measures.' Cosmopolitan
@2@@20@A chilling modern horror novel from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award - perfect for fans of @18@Let the Right One In@19@.@21@@3@@2@@18@The light spilling in from the corridor would have to do. Though weak, it was sufficient to show Aldís a boy sitting in the gloom at the furthest table. He had his back to her, so she couldn't see who it was, but could tell that he was one of the youngest. A chill ran down her spine when he spoke again, without turning, as if he had eyes in the back of his head. 'Go away. Leave me alone.'@19@@3@@2@@18@'Come on. You shouldn't be here.' Aldís spoke gently, fairly sure now that the boy must be delirious. Confused, rather than dangerous.@19@@3@@2@@18@He turned, slowly and deliberately, and she glimpsed black eyes in a pale face. @19@@18@'I wasn't talking to you.'@19@ @3@@2@Aldis is working in a juvenile detention centre in rural Iceland. She witnesses something deeply disturbing in the middle of the night; soon afterwards, two of the boys at the centre are dead.@3@@2@Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the centre following the unexplained death of the colleague who was previously running the investigation. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister?@3@@2@Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a huge European bestseller both with her crime and horror novels. You might want to sleep with the light on after reading THE UNDESIRED . . .@3@
The Sunday Times top crime read of the year. A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them... WHY DID YOU LIE is a terrifying tale of long-delayed retribution from Iceland's Queen of Suspense.
The first in an exciting new series from 'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' ( Daily Express ) Yrsa Sigurdardottir. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZEWINNER 'Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.' Heat Detective Huldar is out of his depth. His first murder case is like nothing he's seen before - a bizarre attack on a seemingly blameless woman. The only evidence is a list of numbers found at the scene, and the testimony of the victim's eleven-year-old daughter, who isn't talking. While his team attempt to crack the code, Huldar turns to child psychologist Freyja for her expertise with traumatised young people. Because time is running out...and the one thing they know for certain is that the murderer will strike again.
Yrsa Sigurdardottir, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel, delivers another tour de force in her second novel in the Freyja and Huldar series. In 2016 the following people are going to die: K, S, BT, JJ, OV and I. Nobody will miss them. Least of all me. I can't wait. This is the chilling message found in a school's time capsule, ten years after it was buried. But surely, if a thirteen-year-old wrote it, it can't be a real threat... Huldar suspects he's been given the investigation simply to keep him busy and away from real police work. He turns to Freyja to help with the psychology of the child who hid the note. Soon, however, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case... For the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events: body parts found in a garden, followed by the murder of the man who owned the house. His initials are BT... and now time is running out to identify the writer, the victims and the killer, before further deaths come.
The first the police know of the crime is when clips are sent from the victim's Snapchat account, showing her begging for forgiveness. The CCTV at the cinema where she was working show her being dragged into the night by a masked killer. When the body is found, it is marked with a number 2... Detective Huldar joins the murder investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim: a relentless bully, she made life miserable for those around her. Freyja suspects this led to her death - but she may be overly influenced by her own childhood. Huldar simply wants to find out if there is a first victim still waiting to be discovered. Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet.
A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' (Daily Telegraph).
Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn't be wiped away. It was on the outside of the glass.
Pési looked up at her. 'Magga's outside. She can't get in. She wants to look after me.' He pointed at the window and frowned. 'She's a little bit angry.' A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit and run on her way to babysit?
She brings death to all who find her . . . A mother and daughter embark on a fishing trip on the Reykjavik coast, but their only catch is a horribly mutilated doll. Disa''s first instinct is to throw it straight back in the water, but her daughter, Rosa, pleads to keep it. Later that same night, they post a photo of their gruesome find on social media. By the morning, the mother is dead and the doll has disappeared. Five years later, Detective Huldar finds himself in the place he hates the most: on a boat in rough seas, scouring the sea bed for evidence of skeletal remains. Meanwhile child psychologist Freyja is investigating claims of misconduct in a care home - where she comes to hear of a young woman named Rosa, who is convinced her mother was the innocent victim of a much wider conspiracy, and will stop at nothing to find the truth . . . A terrifying and gripping novel for fans of Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs and Chris Carter, this is a thriller that will make you want to sleep with the lights on . . .
An unmanned luxury yacht crashes into the harbour wall in Reykjavík. What happened to the crew, and to the young family who were on board when it left Lisbon?Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the father's parents to investigate. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed? Where is Karítas, the glamorous wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?Prepare to be swept away by the most chilling novel yet from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir.